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they have not cleared the scene. we are waiting for a special person to give us more information. once we do, we will update you. nick smith, abc7 news. >>> president obama has set a deadline for gun control recommendations and he's not wasting time. other high profile calls to action out of washington today in the wake of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift pass
bunch of folks who spends a lot of money trying to beat me, they will say it would be disastrous for us to use the debt ceiling as something to try to win political points on capitol hill. so we're not going to do that. and which is why i think part of what i hope over the next couple days we see is a recognition there's a way to go ahead and get spending cuts they have been fighting for. they can get meaningful spending cuts that would amount to dollars trillion in spending cuts over the last couple years. -- $2trillion. it is changed they get a little over a trillion dollars in revenue. that meets the pledge i made during the campaign, which was $2.50 in spending cuts for every revenue increase. that is an approach that most americans think is appropriate. but i will not negotiate around the debt ceiling. we will not do that again. i've got david jackson. >> thank you, mr. president. getting back to the gun issue. what makes you think this will be different, given the passage of time and the political power of guns rights groups like the national rifle association? >> this is not goin
obama is set to make a major announcement this morning. abc's pierre thomas joins us now with the very latest on this story. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. in just a few hours, president obama takes the first steps to make good on his vow to respond to the massacre at newtown. he will announce that he is directing major federal agencies to come up with answers to address the scourge of gun violence. this morning, after days of silence, the nra, the nation's most powerful gun lobby, announced that it will hold a press conference on friday. and they say they're prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. are we in the precipice of a sea change? about how this nation deals with guns? >> why the hell can you buy a weapon of mass destruction? that's what it is. that's the first thing that should be gone. >> there have been 70, 70 episodes of school shootings in the united states, since 1994. good lord. really? i mean, should there be that many? >> reporter: big-city mayors and one of the nation's biggest police unio
they noticed a fire in a storage unit. here is video earlier and they allow us to get a little closer. there is not a lot of damage but these are just items of the fire department brought out the was doused with water. while there were fighting the fire they notice a body was inside the storage unit. they stated that they're not sure if this person actually lives at this apartment complex. the body had burns to the body and they're not sure whether not this is the reason a person died. it will be of to the corner to do the autopsy. they're still investigating whether not this person was a resident. >> they're not sure if someone was fully clothed in just enter the storage unit. they're not sure if it is a man or a woman. they are waiting for people to wake up so that they could talk to possible witnesses. if they stated they are not thinking that this was a suspicious fire. >> a lockdown at san jose city college has been lifted after officers spent several hours searching the campus for a reported gunmen. the campus was locked down kron 430 yesterday afternoon after school officials r
feel bad for young kids nowadays. social media has the power for such good, but it also can be used powerfully to slander somebody. >> police do believe a 17-year-old girl is behind the initial inta gram posting. >> this girl that was being trampled is she somebody in one of these photos or just a random person? >> we don't know the identity of the girl in the video. we did know things get violent. police were called to the scene of this. more than 27 people were arrested and many of those detained as a result of this incident. >>> charlie loves christmas lights a little too much. charlie ate some christmas lights as you can see from the x ray, those were the christmas lights in his tummy. >> he wasn't just eating the bulb. he ate the strand, the string of lights. >> there was a strand of christmas lights that ended up in his belly. >> when that comes out like a magician scarf. >> he ended up having to have surgery. >> the people in the hospital are like we don't know what that is. christmas lights missing. they pulled out christmas lights. and a shoestring. >> he has something abou
have a comment or story idea for stanley, you can email us at m >>reporter: beneath a clear sky on a crisp december night, dozens of people gathered in pleasanton's amaral park to mourn the loss of so many young lives in last week's conneticut. >> you're really kind of dumbfounded. you don't understand how someone could do something like that and it just takes you aback. your jaw drops and you just shake your head. >>reporter: sharing. they bonded together here to express their pain. it makes people feel better. they feel there's a connection between one another and the people who are back in conneticut who have to deal with this. this vigil was put together by the mohr elementary parent teacher association. some of the families got together over the weekend and wanted to do something express their grief. the pta also collected donations which will be sent to the families of vicitims in conneticut. in pleasanton, charles clifford kron 4 news. >>pam: in other bay area news. this happened monday at around 1:15pm. this owner of this gun shop is through the roo
government to reimburse governors who want to use national guard troops to help secure schools. >> we have to do more than talk because we've talked before. we've cried before. we've lamented before. so we have to act. >> reporter: president obama said this morning he is ready to act. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. >> reporter: he is naming vice president joe biden to lead a new task force to offer concrete proposals to curb gun violence. >> this is a team that has a very specific task, to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: he wants the proposals no later than january and says he will then push legislation without delay and he says stricter gun laws alone are not the answer. there's also a push to examine mental health issues and the impact of violent entertainment like videogames. >> we must take action so that we can tell our children that we are doing everything in our power to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi today named california congressman mike thomp
you'll have to remind your family they can use less. it's made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less. charmin ultra soft. >>> welcome back, everyone. paramount studios is looking for a stolen movie recorded on a computer that may have been sold for $40. the unnamed movie was on a hard drive. it was stolen from a car in san francisco last month. now, two suspects were arrested after surveillance video showed them breaking into cars in a parking garage. police recovered all kinds of electronic devices but the hard drive may have been sold and the movie erased. >> the person who purchased it probably wipes it clean to get rid of evidence or that could have been done prior. and that's my sense of what happened. >> well, paramount is worried that someone may copy and distribute the movie if it still exists. there are no details about the actual content of the film. >>> more trouble for toyota. now facing a record fine by the u.s. government. the automaker was ordered to pay $17.4 million for delaying a recall and for being slow to repor
general motors buying $5.5 billion worth of stock from the u.s. government's t.a.r.p. program. and it was at a price $2 above where gm traded yesterday. that's right. we, the people, got a better deal than we could've ever hoped for just the day before. gm most likely would have been liquidated, putting more than 1 million people out of work. if the federal government hadn't bailed it out. nobody likes a bailout. people don't like to use the phrase bailout and the government isn't going to be made whole in this investment. i'm saying that point-blank. that's because it's so gigantic. the simple fact is also not only does gm exist, but it was capable of throwing off $5.5 billion to repay some of the t.a.r.p. investment. this thing was at death's door, now it's thriving, just like aig which also shouldn't have come back, but it did. those are two 2012 success stories that explain how robust corporate america really is and how unheralded that development is. what else? how about that the united states is producing more oil than any time in the last 17 years and producing enough t
. >>pam: the maker of one of the guns used during the school shooting. is now up for sale. the private equity firm - "cer-berus capital management" - is selling freedom group. that is the maker of the bushmaster 2- 23 rifle. the firm wants to avoid the intensified gun control debate and to - quote- protect the interests of its clients. one of those clients is the california state teachers' retirement system. the action comes after officials with california's huge teacher pension fund said, they were reviewing a $600- million investment in cer-berus, in light of the connecticut shooting. the firm issued this statement. quote - "we believe that this decision allows us to meet our obligations to the investors. whose interests we are entrusted to protect. without being drawn into the national gun control debate." and one side of that debate, is calling for stricter gun control laws. which has sent weapons sales sky-rocketing. kron4's scott rates is live in livermore. scott? >>reporter: this is such a heated debate. many people are asking for stronger gun debate regulations or others are wa
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